Comme ça, 8479 Melrose Avenue; 323-782-1104. Open Sunday-Thursday, 5-11 p.m., and Saturday-Sunday, 5 p.m.-12 a.m.
— Diana Ryu
State of the Art
NEW YORK — Its name may suggest otherwise, but the New Museum isn't new at all.
The institution honors its 30th anniversary this year with freshly constructed digs on the Bowery that have set the fashion and art worlds abuzz. To celebrate the opening of the seven-story building, which looks like a stack of white gift boxes on top of one another, Calvin Klein threw a star-studded bash.
The avant-garde structure was designed by Japanese architects Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa, and boasts four galleries brimming with contemporary art by the likes of Nancy Spero and Eva Rothschild, several classrooms where they plan to hold various art courses for the public and a 182-seat basement theater. Currently on display is "Unmonumental: The Object in the 21st Century," a collection of sculptures and installations made from recycled materials.
The New Museum, 235 Bowery; 212-219-1222. Open Wednesday, 12-6 p.m.; Thursday-Friday, 12-10 p.m., and Saturday-Sunday, 12-6 p.m.
— Amanda FitzSimons
LAS VEGAS — Diablo's Cantina aims to spice up a night in Las Vegas with more than 75 varieties of tequila, 10 large plasma TVs and walls covered in one-of-a-kind hand-painted murals.
One of the few restaurants on The Strip with street access, this new addition to the Monte Carlo Resort & Casino boasts live music, a staff of dancing senoritas and open-air dining.